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Telerehabilitation for people with low vision

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2015
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Title
Telerehabilitation for people with low vision
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd011019.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ava K Bittner, Stephanie L Wykstra, Patrick D Yoshinaga, Tianjing Li

Abstract

Low vision affects over 300 million people worldwide and can compromise both activities of daily living and quality of life. Rehabilitative training and vision assistive equipment (VAE) may help, but some visually impaired people have limited resources to attend in-person visits at rehabilitation clinics. These people may be able to overcome barriers to care through remote, Internet-based consultation (i.e., telerehabilitation). To compare the effects of telerehabilitation with face-to-face (e.g., in-office or inpatient) vision rehabilitation services for improving vision-related quality of life and reading speed in people with visual function loss due to any ocular condition. Secondary objectives are to evaluate compliance with scheduled rehabilitation sessions, abandonment rates for visual assistive equipment devices, and patient satisfaction ratings. We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group Trials Register) (2015 Issue 5), Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid MEDLINE In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid MEDLINE Daily, Ovid OLDMEDLINE (January 1980 to June 2015), EMBASE (January 1980 to June 2015), PubMed (1980 to June 2015), ClinicalTrials.gov (www.clinicaltrials.gov) and the World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) (www.who.int/ictrp/search/en). We did not use any language restriction or study design filter in the electronic searches; however, we restricted the searches from 1980 onwards because the Internet was not introduced to the public until 1982. We last searched the electronic databases on 15 June 2015. We planned to include randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or controlled clinical trials (CCTs) in which participants were diagnosed with low vision and were undergoing low vision rehabilitation using an Internet, web-based technology compared with an approach based on in-person consultations. Two authors independently screened titles and abstracts, and then full-text articles against the eligibility criteria. We planned to have two authors independently abstract data from included studies. We resolved discrepancies by discussion. We did not find any study that met the inclusion criteria for this review and, hence, we did not conduct a quantitative analysis. As a part of the background, we discussed review articles on telemedicine for facilitating communication with elderly individuals or for providing remote ophthalmological care. We did not find any evidence on whether the use of telerehabilitation is feasible or a potentially viable means to remotely deliver rehabilitation services to individuals with low vision. Given the disease burden and the growing interest in telemedicine, there is a need for future pilot studies and subsequent clinical trials to explore the potential for telerehabilitation as a platform for providing services to people with low vision.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 140 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 19%
Researcher 22 15%
Student > Bachelor 18 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 10%
Student > Postgraduate 8 6%
Other 29 20%
Unknown 24 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 44 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 18%
Psychology 12 8%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Sports and Recreations 2 1%
Other 19 13%
Unknown 33 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 February 2016.
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#4,199,053
of 14,744,157 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#7,050
of 11,037 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#67,049
of 237,810 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#201
of 260 outputs
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